Monday, March 2, 2009

Pre-emptive strike in Perak

Lawyers representing Perak mentri besar Datuk Dr Zambry Kadir and his executive council will file for an injunction this afternoon at the High Court in Ipoh in an attempt to lift the suspension orders preventing them from attending the state assembly.

Today morning 11.00 am a summons was served on Speaker V Sivakumar and it was received by his political secretar A.Wasu.

The legal action is unprecedented because the courts are not usually allowed to review decisions of the legislature and do not usually have jurisdiction over proceedings of the assembly because of the doctrine of separation of powers.

However, an emergency sitting of the state assembly will be convened tomorrow and Barisan Nasional (BN) are eager to be properly represented because its government could otherwise be voted out of office.

1 comment:

vijay said...

"For all the lame doubletalk by BN, it is clear for all to see that while BN Perak is desperately trying to cling to illegitimate rule, Pakatan Perak is fighting for the peoples right to democracy(including BN supporters), they did not ask for power to be returned without a referendum.
Zambry, patronizingly said "let the people observe what is happening".
Zambry wake up from your delusions , the people know that the BN is too cowardly to face Perakians in fresh polls."